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Posted:
10/07/2019

"Fall" in Love with Food in Springfield, IL

Author:
Alison Warren

 

As we move seasons from summer to autumn…the colors change from teals and pinks to browns & oranges and with that, it brings us so many delicious food and drink options. It seems like everything is full of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples or caramel this time of year, I mean how could you not love that?!

 

So many amazing dinner options including fresh harvest salads with squash and apples, baked sweet potatoes topped with brown sugar, a warm bowl of tomato soup or how about a delicious locally sourced pork burger topped with a bacon blueberry jam.

Find a full list of our Local Eat + Drink spots here. 

Enjoy a cold glass of seasonal Oktoberfest or a Chocolate Milk Stout ... Read More

Posted:
09/24/2019

Live Music at Boondocks

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Let’s talk about Live Music…

Who doesn’t love a night out, dancing and listening to some awesome live music??

We have just the place for that...Boondocks!! This is the place to be for some of the best national and local acts around! Located in a 9,000 square foot warehouse-style live music venue, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time here!!

There is no need to rush to purchase a seat because it's a general admission, standing room only, intimate atmosphere venue! Which means no spot is a bad spot!! And…there is a bar conveniently located adjacent to the stage, if you need to “wet your whistle.”

With names like Florida Georgia Line, ... Read More

Posted:
09/16/2019

Plan Your Adventure with Springfield Itineraries

Author:
Alison Warren

 

So we know planning a visit can be a little overwhelming at times. You want to see all the “can’t miss Lincoln sites” but you also want to experience some of the “off the beaten path” sites too. Tough, right??

Well with so many awesome experiences in Springfield, everything from Abraham Lincoln to Route 66, to outdoor adventures and architecture, we wanted to share some suggested itineraries with you that will help make the planning go a little smoother!

Check out some of our suggested itineraries below… just a sneak peek into what Springfield has to offer!

 

Abe's Perfect JourneyNo where else can you find a more complete and authentic ... Read More

Posted:
09/10/2019

October Fun in Springfield

Author:
Alison Warren

 

It's about that time of year where we adventure out in search of that one perfect pumpkin to carve, weget scared walking through haunted houses and enjoy all the events fall brings. Oh and how could I forget, a nice cup of hot apple cider, yum!

So since fall is just about here...we put a handy list together to help you find just what you're looking for!

 

Halloween Events

Movie Under the Lights – Halloweentown! September 14

Come watch a Halloween favorite, Halloweentown! under the lights with us! Food/drinks available for purchase. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Movie starts at DUSK!!!

Movie Under the Lights – Hocus Pocus September 27 –... Read More

Posted:
09/05/2019

Cruise to Springfield for the Mother Road Festival

Author:
Alison Warren

 

The 18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival cruises into Downtown Springfield on September 27 – 29!

Come celebrate the Golden Age of Route 66…From classic cars to live music & food this festival features over 1,100 cars and over 80,000 spectators. Grab your friends and family and head to Downtown Springfield where you won’t pay a thing, yep it's FREE, to see the cars and listen to music.

 

Friday night the 18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival kicks off the weekend with the Route 66 City Night Cruise for Crimestoppers. Cars line up at the Capital City Shopping Center and cruise through Springfield right into the heart of... Read More

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